The Committee of the Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the RGS-IBG invite proposals for sessions to be sponsored/co-sponsored by the PGF at the 2021 Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference will take place from Tuesday 31st August to Friday 3rd September 2021 at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London. The conference will be chaired by Professor Uma Kothari (University of Manchester), with the theme ‘Borders, borderlands and bordering’. More information can be found here: https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/
We are planning a conference with in-person and online options. We will confirm by early April 2021 whether the in-person elements can go ahead.
Those proposing sessions will be asked at the point of submission whether they plan to take place as online OR in-person sessions. The conference will be unable to facilitate hybrid sessions (i.e. remote presenters cannot take part in an in-person session). Should it become impossible to hold in-person sessions, all sessions will be asked to change to online-only.
We encourage all those who submitted proposals to the postponed 2020 conference to resubmit these for 2021, but we also welcome new submissions. In keeping with the ethos of the Postgraduate Forum, we welcome proposals for creative, engaging and innovative sessions that are of equal benefit to the audience and presenter. We particularly encourage postgraduates to submit session proposals, however also welcome submissions from the wider geographical community. This is a great opportunity to organise a session and the Postgraduate Forum committee are happy to assist with the organisation of sessions should it be required.
Full guidance for proposing and organising a session can be found at: https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/call/guidance-for-session-organisers/ . Please note the revised contribution limits for 2021.
Proposals for session sponsorship, or any questions, should be directed to Amy Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 22nd January 2021.
Proposals should include:
(i) Title of session;
(ii) Name of co-sponsoring groups (if applicable);
(iii) Name, affiliation, and contact details for session convenors;
(iv) Abstract outlining the scope of the session (300 words maximum, excl. references);
(v) Indication of preferred organisation of the session including whether it is online or in-person.
We can confirm whether we can sponsor your session late January 2021. If your session is accepted for sponsorship you must secure participants and complete the required online submission by the 12 March 2021 at the latest (preferably earlier).
We look forward to receiving your session proposals.